Illegal VA Complaints Strategy Against Veterans Exposed

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Benjamin KrauseLast week, journalist Angela Rae exposed despicable treatment of veterans through a little known process VA employees use against veterans. Some VA employees illegally lodge VA complaints against veterans to manipulate the purpose of disruptive behavior committees.

Angela Rae interviewed me about how veterans are impacted by this illegal retaliation at the receiving end of VA’s disruptive behavior committees.

Disruptive Behavior Committees

Disruptive behavior committees are intended as a catch all to manage hostile and threatening veterans while they seek health care from VA. On the surface, this sounds reasonable. Some veterans are in fact dangerous. However, many nonveterans are also dangerous, and I have yet to see a secret committee like these in civilian hospitals.

My problem with the process is that it is secret. The review process is done in secret and the veteran will not know who sat on the committee or what the evidence presented was prior to the decision. Only after the decision is made are veterans informed of the outcome and given a chance to appeal the vague allegations. That seems like a due process violation if I have ever seen one.

Further, the process of filing complaints against veterans has been used in many instances where the veteran initially files a complaint against a VA doctor or staff member. In some instances, when a complaint is lodged, VA personnel escalate the intensity of the conversation and even threatening the veteran.

In those instances, VA employees are guilty of illegally filing counter complaints against veterans since the totality of the circumstances would not match the allegations. Unfortunately, VA has a tendency of never believing the veterans, and veteran complaints against VA personnel are almost never received well. As is the case here, in many instances those complaining veterans are instead retaliated against.

I believe this tactic is used to disparage and discredit the veteran when VA reviews the matter.

Background on DC Breakdown Interview

Initially, Angela Rae was outraged when she heard about what VA is doing behind the scenes to retaliate against honest veterans seeking care, so much so that she decided to interview me to learn more about the illegal practice.

It was done via Skype while I was on vacation with family, so the sound has a slight delay. But, you will get a good idea about what is going on and how certain VA doctors and administrators are harming veterans by misusing the process of disruptive behavior committee reviews.

This form of retaliation is, in my opinion, one of the biggest crimes VA is committing across the country because it chills the speech of veterans who respectfully file complaints that have merit. In response to many of these valid complaints, VA employees have been known to file counter complaints that defame the veteran and diminish their credibility. The end result is a veteran having an improper flag on their file, harassment from VA police, and/or restrictions in access to timely health care.

If you have been harmed by an illegal use of disruptive behavior committee policies, please comment below or send me a private email.

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paralaxview
paralaxview

We don’t have any real “due process” to speak of due to the nature of the VA. VA is an Administrative Agency, under the control of the Executive Branch. The Administrative Procedures
Act of 1947 created a “fourth branch”of government (Harry Truman’s words, not mine) outside the reach of any real check’s and balance’s. The only recourse is for Congress to pass new legislation
blowing away the old VA crime network.

Will S.1982 correct any of this ? Not sure myself, haven’t read the whole thing through. Lots of pork and pork related products from the little that I did read. I’m not sure,but I think it may have stripped the head of VA FROM ACTUALLY FIRING ANY VA EMPLOYEE.

The VA is not much more than a multi-level marketing scheme,kept alive by a ocean of out-sourced services. which is why they have some very powerful allies in the House and Senate, and a back door to the Executive.

psyops70
psyops70

I have continuously been harmed by the VA. I have been fighting for PTSD Disability since Vietnam in 71. I now find that I suffer a brain injury from Mortar fire and 122mmRocket fire which has caused me to have damaged hearing, tinntus, and severe balance /vertigo issues which I have dealt with life long. Just 2 weeks ago the Neurologist said my brain damage was NOT DUE to alcohol use (I do not drink) and was from a concussive force. I now have my 4th appeal in Aug 27, 2014. Here I am no longer going to be the kind soft vet. I am now going to fight these assholes. I will have the DAV officer with me but frankly I have NO FAITH in the DAV.

Denise
Denise

You know, it is really sad when you do as your asked, you ignore that disability for your back, which leads to a disabling arthritis, Fibromyalgia from numerous issues, ( there was no Fibro) when I was in, ) that my x-rays prove the metal has changed, that my C&P claim was denied for being assaulted, not three months later, raped in my own room. I answered every question possible thrown at me truthfully, want to know something? SHE LIED! She changed my answers to suit her! Funny thing is, I had just come out of a Fibro fog, you can’t think straight, with school extra time for testing, my doctor has treated this for years, but lie? Oh hell to the big no! My family will back me up on statements I answered truthfully! The point was, I didn’t want my kids drugged into the VA BS mess! So no fighting back right? Okay, fight back by getting their state that they are called “passed that test” and send in what I “stated” and what they wrote.” They can loose the ability to practice medicine, if anyone checks them out, and I sure hope their “own words” will be the death of the VA Dinosaurs that need an exit ticket out!

Kathy
Kathy

They do lie, then if thier pisses off they go to the OIG and make a complaint against you..I have proof. I’m up for getting a petition together to get rid of these lying Doctors and thier non caring staff

james yakym
james yakym

I’ve been fighting with these assholes for years I’ve gone threw congress McCain’s office and been all over the news nothing is done google James yakym Goshen nice article

Daniel
Daniel

PETER BARACH Cleveland Ohio VA WADE PARK Nepotism of Federal Employees at is finest…
I am all for that. The VA doctors do lie. They lie, lie, and lie. They lie a lot and often. They omit facts, manipulate symptoms, and falsify the injured veterans and disabled former soldiers disorders. And these VA non veteran doctors stick together. Now I have PETER BARACH (Non Veteran Draft Dodger 1969-1973), PHD Wade Park VA Cleveland Ohio. Grew up across the street from the VA Wade Park Cleveland Ohio lying about me, and writing lies in a C and P exam interview about me. Cherry picking notes, and manipulating disorders and symptoms. All to deny me my benefits! What do I do? Peter Barach’s family works at the VA in Wade Park Cleveland Ohio (But Peter Barach claims he has no ties to the VA). Peter Barach, he grew up across the street from the VA. Grew up in Shakers Heights Cleveland Ohio. Educated there in Shaker Heights, and never left the area. Peter Barach is the guy they are paying over and over again to do C and P exams on injured veterans and disabled former soldiers. It was said, by an employee, a former soldier (veteran). That Peter Barach is simply a hatchet man, a benefits assassin. A liar who is paid by the va to sabotage the injured veteran’s claims for benefits.
If you contact Senator Sherrod Brown (D) Ohio, or Congressman Tim Ryan’s Office in Ohio, Peter Barach will retaliate against you further as an injured veteran. Nothing is being said, about this “Monster of Shaker Heights”. His nickname is “DR FRANKENSTEIN” at the VA, because he manipulates symptoms, disorders, and cherry picks through medical notes in order to screw the vets on their C and P exams and interview. Everytime a complaint is made against Peter Barach, the adminstration and Humam Resources office at WADE PARK VA Cleveland Ohio, covers his misconduct, unethical behavior, and unprofessional actions up. PETER BARACH, NEPOTISM at the VA Cleveland Ohio Wade Park at it’s finest…

T
T

The threats we got from the new chronic pain clinic in Indianapolis was true, apparently. Going through my requested files not much makes sense. Anything negative against the VA, the CBOC, their staff, etc., don’t exist in my 50 pounds of wasted papers and trees. Much is skipped over, different fonts are used looking like stuff was added later. Doctor reports from idiots I have never seen making false claims against me. They use abbreviations, codes, letters, etc., that people I have shown them to or spoke to about are at a total loss. Including a X-VA nurse and veteran state assistant representative in another state. Just told me I would have to get books and schooled on Medical coding and I would never know the in office only letters stood for. It’s for staff eyes and knowledge only I guess.

The files sent to me is a huge cluster from clinic visits running together, interspersed with their findings and documenting whatever procedure they may have done to how I was dressed, acted, body language, and on and on.

Nothing is mentioned about my waiting a year or so and other times when my PCPs left the VA leaving openings or vacancies. Only to train someone then having one MD tell me he couldn’t treat me properly the VA way and quit them after my first visit with him. .

The threats were made that we would never get health care here again, or good health we think we should get in Indiana. I have had pure hell dealing with all kinds of idiots around here. Now, I have to hire an attorney to try to get my records from a civilian oral surgeon that tried to repair damages to my broken/shattered jaw after the VA contractors were pulling teeth. They refuse to talk to me on the phone, and hung up on me when the nurse/secretary called me back after knowing who she called by mistake. In my letters I also included that my requests had nothing to do with any kind of law suit against them or the VA. So after several attempts and certified mail I have to again play the money game and hire a lawyer to fight the system here in Indiana. Writing medical boards, media, vet groups, any of the elected scum officials are worthless and a total waste of time.We aren’t supposed to question authorities or corruption here, not to dare blemish the lies of a globalist perfect utopia full of goodness and nothing but integrity. All BS. Then to have so many refuse to simply do their jobs, be decent, to being afraid to upset some clique or the stinking government or VA is pathetic beyond words.

Even worse is trying to discuss these issues with civilian MDs. If they let you talk much. Must be more of that professional courtesy crap then putting the blame on using the wrong meds or combinations of then telling ME how wrong I was. Then try to give me a damned chemistry lesson during the visit. What a mess. I really must have pissed of the state’s hot-shots, boards and politicians plus the VA family locally and in the big city. Today they call me and inform me they finally got a file from the VA about me. (?) So that has to be discussed in a couple of weeks at next visit. That should be fun seeing how I am declared as confrontational, harm to myself and others, non-compliant, etc. When I haven’t done one thing to deserve this stuff on permanent file. And from quacks I have never seen or heard of before. All I have done is to piss them off by not agreeing with or their threats, and not contacting them after telling three advocates and a couple of desk clerks I was done with the VA and their lying games to their professional mis-conduct and malpractices, oh and dealing with college students. Yet they keep trying to contact me and tell me they are waiting for me to return so as to get my meds and be seen by the same caustic lying MD I left over in the first place. It all, ALL, really is a lost cause expecting any kind of change from anyone at any level, over any issue.

Adrain Hurst
Adrain Hurst

My Dad’s death was in instigated to be the worst case of wrongful death in recorded history and the best documented case. However the VA, after denying his death was service connected for 4 years, they now admit his death was due to Agent Orange.
This is BS as I collected plolice reports, ambulance records, hospital records, doctorz letter to the VA requesting 24 / 7 care. He had been awarded to my care in 2006. I workd for Baylor College of Medicine, whom staffed the VA. The doc that wrote the book on pain management, back doored him to avoid the restraints placed on them by beuracracy. The VA told Dad he could go home 230 miles from my home and failed to provide care.
The VA put Dad back on 2 medications that he had had medical issues with in the past due ro his liver condition Hep C. The VA failed to follow protocol and did not follow up for 10 months and mailed him 180 Hydromorphone, 180 Xanax, and 90 Vicodin to his home. He was expired wiyhin 24 hours. The lab that performed his autopsy is willing to release a clarification of their report, but the request must come from a lawyer. My Dad was on 24/7 oxygen therapy, had a history of strokes and dementia. He wrecked 3 cars in that 10 months and there are 42 bullet holes in his house from frustration, nof suicide. I know this as I have been at his house when I have heard a gunshot, petrified in fear I lay there in fear of what was happening at 3am. Then to hear my Dad say “I love the smell of gun powder in the morning.” , relief and bitter sadness would overcome me.
I now live with these bullet holes and the memory of the many atrocities our Veterans face every day. I never wanted to believe my America would kill my Dad intentionally, let alone find out people made money by causing it.
I have written Congressmen, the Presiden, and was told by Pentagon staffer that I need to be quiet and tone it down. MY DAD WAS MURDERED BY DR MARK MAYO AND PAID A BONUS FOR IT. THE OMBUDSMAN DISCIPLINED 7 DEPARTMENTS. …what does that mean and why won’t the VA accept responsibility with blatant evidence. Why can’t I just collect the benefits he earned? He did so much better and was alive when allowed to see local doctors. He could not and should not ever be made to drive 2 hours for medical care. In closing, mu Dad was Tier 1, service connected disabled and was to receive priority care.

Adrain Hurst
Adrain Hurst

My Dad was rated 100% Service Connected Disabled due to PTSD. He had first been in an institution in the 70’s. I know for s fsct he csrried a stun gun and a one shot bullet pen. I feel my Dad’s negligent care id due to his being targeted by the secret VA organization. Dad was labeled a polysubstance abuser coming out of Vietnam, butbthe drugs he was addicted to were given to him by the Army, on a cart so he could work longer as a surgical specialists duringnthe Tet. He was stationed where Agent Orange was stored. He spoke of how they took fire while operating.
I have been to many VA appointments with him and can atest to the sad treatment and rude behaviors that seem to be in effort to antagonize him. I know he was locked up for 5 days and Dad said it was like being POW stateside.
Please help me. Now the VA has lost 3 of my 4 claims for benefits for Dad. I have a well documented case. One decided by OMBUDSMAN.

Michelle
Michelle

The disruptive behavior committee is not for people who have “filed claims” or for people that have concerns about their care. We do not, as VA employees, flag for these issues. It is a lie and he knows it. Veterans have the biggest voice at this time at the VA. This is a gentleman who did not receive the care he wanted, but obviously received the care he needed. Oh, and VA employees get fired. That is a lie that we do not. This is someone who knows part of the story and is sensationalizing it for his gain.

Shelly
Shelly

I know being a career VA employee has its perks, 5+ weeks off per year for leave, etc. but the VA that my husband goes through threw a boomerang and got him on the flag list. This boomerang made it to Washington and now the boomerang is on it’s way to our local VA. Hope they are good at catching! When you get your employees to alter appointment times and dates for your own benefit, that’s what some people would consider conspiracy and fraud. If anyone dies while waiting to be seen as a result of this, this is what is termed as manslaughter. It’s time for the VA to start playing by the rules and stop hiding behind the government and the unions.

james
james

The v.a. flagged me for disruptive behavior and punished me and placed into my official records that I would be arrested and banished from v.a. care if it ever reported that I have been disruptive and or not corroprate fully with any staff member and this has no end to it. When asked the v.a. to provide me with any documation that in fact I had ever been disruptive, there reply we have no documation but so what, we are going to punish you anyway. I am also a former v.a. employee, who had made comments about a manager and that manager now in charge reported that on numerious ocassions I had been disruptive, this is retalation pure and simple. I was shot in the head in 1972, was unable to obtain care from the v.a., as they said my records were burnt up in a fire in st louis, finely to find out the v.a. lied and had my records all this time showing I was shot in the face. They should not send any more troups anywhere to just return to have your own government attack you and even let you die. I sent the OIG man documents to prove my case, via registered mail and never received the registration card back. OIG has no phone # to speak directly with them. I think the veterans and active military march on washington and demand our legal rights and not fear our own government. Yes I do have a Traumatic brain injury.

141FE
141FE

I agree with a March on DC and just so you are all aware……it’s become just as corrupt and unmanageable while your still in service. They will do anything to preclude medical retirement because then they and the VA owe you for life. This new IDES, integrated disability evaluation system is just a way to manipulate the finding before your discharged so then you have no recourse with the VA because it’s in your service record…smart way to manipulate the system!! I’ll probably be retaliated against for posting here.

Juliet S.
Juliet S.

I’m hoping for a whistleblower benefactor! Yes Michelle,you’re right-we’re all liars! We as DAV’s who have served honorably and were disabled during our service,don’t deserve your “Quality Healthcare System,” “Thanks for serving us,now it’s our time to serve you…” That’s False Advertising! You Fabulous VA Employees at VAMC’s and VA Clinics that,”treat the Veteran with dignity and respect,” you don’t have to work there-nobody is forcing you,you’re not stuck there! We on the other hand,are stuck with having to go there for that ” Quality Care!” No one in there right mind would CHOOSE VA CARE after having received it! You can choose,we can’t! How is it that,my Service to my country and my record alone,would allow me a “hiring preference” over others for federal employment? Yet,through no fault of my own-100% Service Connected DAV,IU,P&T and can’t work,and receiving VA Care-all the sudden those same merits mean nothing? Because I’m a VA Patient-I can’t be trusted,I’m a liar,I’m getting more than I deserve,looking for a handout and somehow faking my disability-You’re Sure of it?! I still have my integrity,I don’t work for The VA! You’re all so damn Patriotic huh? It shows,calling us liars and disgruntled vets,etc…Wave your Flag once a year and,tell others, how you “help” veterans and it’s so sad and you wish you could do more…get that Praise you so oddly must need! Then,you go back to work and show your “TRUE COLORS”! You’re so damn “PATRIOTIC,” that you HATE US! THANKS!

Jim Nose
Jim Nose

Is it me? I don’t know but I find the older va workers if I can use that term
are much more caring and helpful. The newer ones seemed detached.

Robin Mitchell
Robin Mitchell

What a crock of shit. I have proof…and I believe it is in both ron Nesler’s hands and Ben Krauses that is part of a VAOIG complaint where both my husband and I were flagged for in part complaining too vigorously to a senator. The VA employees lost SOCOM confirmation, illegally “lost” claim information and cold turkey’d my husband off of seizure meds and only wanted to know if there were guns in the house when I went back up to find out what was wrong.

Alex Spector called me an hour after I was on the Rick Rydell show talking about it and asked for the flag notice back. They actually put complaining to my elected representative as a reason/.

Peter Short
Peter Short

10 months and a congressional inquiry to receive only one (1) voicemail from the Patient Advocate, and no follow up, nor response to my return calls/secure messages. I can’t hear my own voice, over the deafening silence. You may still be right, Michelle; Veterans have been treated worse in the past, but that’s nothing to brag about.

Gretchen
Gretchen

Michelle, go back to work. You are just a nut job. My boss was Chair of a Dept at a university connected hospital. I am well aware of the docs abuse of the vets (gomers) and my brother had forms forged by a VA employee with a very obvious cut and paste technique. With all his notes and the forgery evidence, he was never able to get resolution. Even letters to congressmen don’t work. Every time he goes to the VA we worry about him. He is there right now due to a botched dental procedure. There has never been such confusion at the VA. My brother had an MRI, and had to wait a month for interpretation. When his appointment date finally arrived, the VA doc still did not have the results. He had another MRI, and has been scheduled for 5 more by this out of control (dis)organization. Delay, deny, and hope you die…that’s the VA motto.

JCAL
JCAL

You are a lie Michelle. The VA is getting worse as time goes on. I simply asked why my prescription was not refilled after 5 days of asking for it through messaging and phone calls and I was placed on the list. I did not yell or become rude at any point. I was just following up on why after five days no one even wrote back to me on secure messaging. After I filed a complaint that my requests for the medication refill went unanswered, the retaliation began.

My primary care doctor, who is AMAZING, was out on vacation and no one was addressing request for refills in his absence. If I have a prescription, it means I need the medication. If it needs to be refilled, why does it take more than five days to respond to a secure message for that prescription request?

The reason the VA never gets fixed for the vets is because of people like you who refuse to listen to their clients….well lets face it you do not even see us as clients. You have a job no matter how poorly you do it and with conditions like that what is the motivation to provide patient centered care?

Mark A. Lauer
Mark A. Lauer

I have been a victim of this very system. I am presently required to register every time I enter any VA facility in the country, and be searched by the VA Police for weapons, even though the VAs very own Psychiatrists have stated in no uncertain terms that I am not a danger to myself or others.
When I attempted to have my named removed from this list, I was told that I would just have to wait until the next meeting of the committee in two years.
I asked why I was not informed of the original committee meeting and was told they didn’t need to inform me. I asked why I was not allowed to speak on my own behalf. I was told that it would not have mattered since they would not have considered my testimony as valid before the fact.
I feel that every right I have as a Veteran and Citizen of this country has been violated.

frank soriano
frank soriano

Incredible testimony! How did you get through law school post head trauma? Congrats!!

Lyle Bell
Lyle Bell

I couldn’t hear the video!

Lyle Bell
Lyle Bell

Well I went to another link and was able to hear the interview. I have been going through an appeal on my disability status since 2008. They have put me through the ringer! I have a hearing on the 27 of August was out in West L.A. . It’s a SKYPE with the borad of appeals I guess. I am currently rate at 50% permanent from the my time in the Navy for a back and hip injury. I have been trying to get them to declare me 100% because of my Sarcoidosis. It was found that I have it in 1996. They finally found it after 20 years. I had to have proof of this disablity within one year of my separation of servive. I was separated in August 1976. I did suffer from a contion in my right eye within that first year. It is called eyeritius. It is a tell of the Sarcoidosis. I have felt that they have been playing games with me since I got out of the Navy. Almost likeit was my fault. I’m real tired of this all. I am on oxygen now and I feel like all they are doing is waiting for me to die. Thank you for letting me bend your ears! Yours, Lyle L. Bell, 10530 Larch Ave.,Bloomington , Ca. 92316

T
T

Have you ever heard of disabilitty pensions being audited threatening lose of benefits for complaining?

Juliet S.
Juliet S.

Yup,it happened to me!

A Renee Evins
A Renee Evins

Yes I am a victim and I know so many more!!

Ida Fioretti
Ida Fioretti

They kinda did this to me. Some emergency room doctor said he left the room out of concern for his safety when I complained how he was treating me. He was being very disrespectful and I just told him he wasn’t giving me a gift, I served. It was so ridiculous. I don’t know anything about a board but I wouldn’t be surprised. I know my “formal” complaint was a joke.

Charles W. Allman III.Georgia Veterans Group, iNC.
Charles W. Allman III.Georgia Veterans Group, iNC.

Charles W. Allman III., CEO Georgia Veterans Group,Inc.: Ben lets organize a March on Washington, and a class action against the contractors…? You will have the support of thousands of veterans ready to make a change in this corrupt system. I have been fighting with the VA since 1967. My claim is still active. Too long a story to tell now, but my claim opened up the issue of Cancer from exposure to AO 34 years ago.
I also exposed the 10 million dollar scandal that the Atlanta, Ga. regional office did in 2000, which put me on the Infamous List of Disruptive veterans. High ranking VA officials in Atlanta, brought back dead veterans, approved the claims, and collected more then 10 million dollars over a period of 10 years ( 1990- 2000). I have been
arrested by the Atlanta Regional office in retaliation. I was charged with making terroristic threats, went to court for six months, and then the State dropped the charges, knowing that the VA had lied on me because I was known as a disruptive veteran because of my knowledge of the system, and I was helping thousands of veterans through my organization, The Georgia Veterans Group, Inc. I was forced to abandoned my home in Stone Mountain, Ga., move my family back to Buffalo, NY. so that my claim could be adjudicated. Atlanta ignored my claim for 12 years prior to my moving. Buffalo heard the claim within a year and a half after getting it, I won the issue of an earlier effective date, my effective date was changed from 1987, back to 1975, and I have only been paid $940.00. I am 100% and have been for 12 years, but the VA refuses to pay me for the 12 years(1987-1975) at the 100% rate. I too am not afraid to stick my neck out for the rights of other veterans…THATS’ WHAT I DO!!
ME AND THE MEMBERS OF THE GEORGIA VETERANS GROUP, AND THE BUFFALO VETERANS GROUP, along with thousands of other veterans will back and support you. Lets go to Washington in mass….????

Anybody interested, we can put it together…together!! Call me at 716-812-7707 or 678-587-5854. We must remember, we elect the people that can change things, lets
get their attention!!!

p.s. THE IRS JUST TOOK MY NON PROFIT STATUS BECAUSE I FAILED TO FILE MY TAX PAPERS FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS….THE 3 YEARS I HAD TO SPEND IN BUFFALO. GOVERNMENT RETALIATION CAN SPREAD LIKE WILD FIRES IN STRONG WINDS. i SENT IN THE PAPER WORK BEFORE THE TAX DEADLINE, BUT THEY CLAIM THEY NEVER GO IT.

james
james

I am with you, veterans and active military should march on washington, its a dirty shame, that our own country is fighting the veterans that defended this country. Can we start a pation for veterans to sign or can this be forwarded to all veterans groups, that were set up to help us. I was shot in the head in 1972 and the v.a told me that they lost my records andthat they were burnt up in a saint louis fire. to find out they lied and they had my records all this time. I am now 100% but only after hiring a lawyer. and now the v.a. is telling more lies, stating I had been disruptive on many ocassions, when I asked the v.a. to provide me or the senators office with any evidence, the v.a. confirmed there was no evidence to me ever been disruptive, yet they have placed into my official medical records, that if they ever (ever) hear that I have been disruptive, I will be arrested and banished from v.a. care. I have tried many times for someone to listen to me, even lawyers seem to be afraid of the v.a., I sent have send the i.g. via registered mail and they did not return my regeristration receipt back showing that they received it, nor have I heard from them. I stay at home everyday, just waiting for the v.a. to say I did something wrong and be arrested. I also worked for the v.a. for 25 years and a union rep and had made a comment about a single employee, who I felt was not performing her duties justice and now that person is in charge of my local clinic and she reported to the v.a. that I had been disruptive and did so only for retalation. Is there no justice. shame shame

Tell
Tell

Charles, that is what it seems I had to do for years is spending myself broke, bankruptcy, sneaky illegal and legal attacks on me and property.

Just this morning after months of waiting I finally met yet another new PCP in Indiana. The past three have changed things and now stopped a very meager amount of pain meds. The new pain clinics is atrocious and Draconian. Got a call this morning and a pain MD said I have good reason to take a stupid 10 mg of Hydrocodone, period. Other doctors and specialty clinics told me to use that plus a higher narc for break-through pain and days of migraines, and arthritis, etc. She called the new PCP, foreigners of course, to keep renewals going. New PCP says no. So specialty clinics are of no use..

I am having another procedure done and need anti-biotics, Did this for most of my life when under-going the procedures, from every doctor I have ever dealt with. Now the PCP says no on that too. One cocky diva from India is now telling me to disregard everything in my past and that the VA (she) knows me better than I know myself. Right, this young pup in her twenties is telling me everyone is wrong but her. Even against several other VA doctors. Go figure. Because I did stand my ground as usual, and they all hate that. So just when I get an apology call and the pain doc said she understood my issues, again more is added and changed yet again with more conflicting statements, studies, changed rules and regulations.Those are the one, foreigners that always tell me they lived or been to third world countries and those people deal with everything without pain meds or American styled health care and helps. Totally nuts.

I told a nurse and the pain doc this morning I am tired of the hassles and insinuations. And yes they will retaliate especially the females I had to deal with at a local CBOC. You deal with one or challenge their stupidity and such, they all go into defense mode from the clinics to the main hospital staff and lovely union workers. I told the pain doc this morning about the “intentional” abuses and ignoring of my issues and years and months of waiting and trying to use Patient Advocates who refuse to return a call or email.

The major problem is that too many people don’t care about others. One guy said he’s had the same heart doctor there for over 22 yrs so he has no problem with them and happy. And not concerned at all about others, and some refuse to act as witnesses. I get new PCP every year or none at all. When we were having physical meeting groups I heard some horror stories about the VA locking vets up if they get agitated or known to be “lively” than others, on the psych floor for 3 days.

The problem in area is if you upset one feminist you upset them all. Try using the politicians for help we get the same thing. Try every which way for help it just brings on more attacks in one way, form, or another if we are alone. Merely because the locals on every level, media, vet groups, etc., do not want to offend or upset some political party or some one who is in one of many corrupt cliques that love to see people hassled and harming in any way possible, any way.

It’s sad when you think you have some people behind you or you can use as witnesses and go to appointments with then they all bail and don’t want involved. Then I, or those kindred, are left standing alone against it all.

Something has to give and change drastically. I’m old and fed up, ready to leave the planet and leave the VA for good. It’s the youth I worry about and what they are going to have to face if folks, vets, don’t get together and find some power source big enough and sincere enough to really make changes and cease all the BS. Both intentional and unintended attitudes and abuse.

P J
P J

So very familiar, esp your experiences with dealing with the local CBOC and its subcontracted employees. And with finding and keeping a Primary at the local CBOC. Very similar to my husband’s experiences. He and I have communicated with 3 patient advocates so far. One was good, the 2nd not, the 3rd we’ll see when we contact him again about our recent experiences and delays. But of course, the PAs get in touch with the employees you have had trouble with and then there is retaliation.

cynthia
cynthia

I am a family member, actually POA Healthcare. A doctor hurt my mother’s eyes during a VA inpatient stay, i asked that she stop 4 times, stating I was her POA; the Dr continued, I stood and told her to stop. SHE CONTINUED! I couldn’t believe it! What was the insistence? I removed her hand, yes, gently. Exactly what was I to do? Mom is 100% assist.; unable to defend herself. The doctor was hurting her but besides that, mom, thus i, has the Right to refuse treatment. Police called; I was held as she continued to hurt mom with no regard to her pain level. The police asking if the POA stated verbatim about her eye. Later the police stated it was handled wrong, however; I am now flagged as dangerous at every VA across the country. Moms medical records are more about me than her with information that is far from accurate. They want her placed in a nursing home and intimidate and abuse really both of us. Mom is afraid to go to the hospital. Now, moms care is non-existent. She was discharged from the hospital with a Central PICC Line and smouldering osteomylitis with no discharge papers, no followup appointments, nothing to implement consultants recommendations, particularly Infectious Disease…..i could go on. Can’t seem to resolve the issue either. Its funny, I am 57 years old and haven’t had a fight or violent episode since 1st grade! But since their label, I’m feeling like physical retaliation. Trying to get help; don’t want any problems but like they are bothering my mother. Taking her to non VA hospitals is expensive but I’ve paid for the peace, however; the cost of medication (I’ve spent about $15,000 now and getting tired) and the VA won’t provide the meds unless she is seen at the VA …….that shes afraid of and I’m flagged DANGEROUS!:-). Any suggestions? Anyone in the VA system that I call, doesn’t seem to get back to me.

James
James

Cynthia, Your story about your mom is sad. I have been fighting the VA for 10 years about the Disruptive Committee, the OIG, Senator Bennets office, and Bob McDonald. You need to do the same and all veterans that have had this happen to them write to these people. They may not help, but at least we all can leave a paper trail showing that we tried. With my experience of what the VA has done in the last 10 years is nothing. Even BOB has not contacted me, to ask me any questions.

I did get a letter from the Denver VAMC Acting Director, stating that BOB asked her to send me a reply. The letter did not address my allagations of the wrong doing by the VA Disruptive committee and the Manager that started this whole mess. The letter stated that I could sit down and go through all my Medical Records and write them a letter of my concerns and that would be placed into my medical records. I know if I do this it will be put into my records, the lost ones.

The VA does not care about you or me or anyone who speaks up for themselves. We joined the Military to keep peoples Freedom from oppressive Governments, Just to come home and our own Government betrays us and it seems the Senators and Congress, Just do not care what the VA is doing to its Veterans or they just turn a blind eye.

I wish you and your mother the Best, Sorry the VA has failed another Veteran. They will all have to Answer to a Higher Power and I am sure, he will send them to his Disruptive Committee and that Chairman wears Horns.

Tom Clelland
Tom Clelland

Im thinking I may have been flagged as a Disruptive Family Member. Recently my fathers V.A. Assistance Rep filed a claim for benefits without our knowledge or approval . He further refused to give us a copy of the Claim , A.& A. Form he secretly had completed , or any records he submitted with the claim he signed and filed without our knowledge. Naturally the Claim was Denied. The funny thing is that the Claim was denied on the same day I received the Denial Notice and called him . The conversation got a little heated and He hung up. The claim wasn’t scheduled to be completed for months . A few days later I receive a letter that the Rep. accused me of threatening him which was a flat Ass Lie. The conversation was witnessed . I haven’t received a Notice from the V.A. but We never do. Still have an 18 year old S.C. Claim that now looks as if it may have been approved and a Cover-Up has taken place for Years./ I found the Income Error in the Denied Claim in 10 minutes but the Rep who fied it took no action . Its as if he & the V.A. planned it out and they didn’t care if I found the income mistake only that we get thrown into the Appellate Process and lost forever. What Should I do. My father needs his benefits ? Tom Clelland

James
James

Hello Tom if your claim is for ptsd you may want to contact an attorney that practice is dealing mainly with veterans who have ptsd, he is well known and if he thinks you have a chance for ptsd he will take the case. I hired him and he was able to get the va to produce my records which proved i was shot in the head and i now have my disability and finally received the treatment i needed. His name is Kenneth carpenter Out of Topeka Kansas, he will take a percentage of what they awarded to you. Just look up his name and call his office. Good luck fellow veterans

Dennis Parker
Dennis Parker

I complained via FAX about slow drug deliveries. The manager of the CBOC called me at home twice and told me that if i continued to complain and cause him work with the faxes I sent that he would have me flagged as a disruptive patient. In Oregon, it is illegal to threaten a disabled person in this fashion, so I went to Circuit Court with my complaint. Circuit Court issued a Restraining Order to Stop Further Abuse and named me as the abused and the manager as the molester. It specifically banned the manager from interacting with me or influencing others to. Four days later, citing the Restraining Order as the prime reason, the Chief of Staff issued a Cat One PRF, alleging that I had threatened a VHA employee with physical harm. But FOIA also revealled that in the minutes of the DBC committee, the logic was, “…veteran has obtained a Restraining Order against (CBOC manager). This indicates that veterans anger with VHA is out of his control.”

All care, including local suicide prevention group that I had attended religiously for 7 months was terminated. Moved to Roseburg a 140 mile round trip away. My local VHA psychiatrist, fearing that I would suicide, began prescribing Morphine, as this medication was stopped cold turkey as a result of the PRF. I ran out of a psychiatric drug within a week or two. The local suicide prevention coordinator was given an envelope of enough of that drug to get me through the weekend, which she handed me outside of the clinic on a Friday after noon after the clinic was closed. I did not know at the time that they arent even supposed to have those drugs, let alone dispense them on the street corner, but it was the only way with the flag to get them.

When I complained about to Washington DC about this bogus flag placed because of a RO to stop abuse, and the way I had to now get my drugs, the VHA rep said, “I hope you’re used to wearing handcuffs, because you just admitted accepting those drugs which is a federal offense. Now, do you want to continue your complaint?” I WAS FREAKED OUT. I am 100% sc PTSD and have severe ambulatory issues as well. I immediately hung up, but called the local VHA police and told them to come get the drugs.

They wouldn’t, but invited me down for an interview which I did. They told me the VHA employee who did this faced a $250,000 and $200,000 fine, if verified. I handed them the envelope. FOIA request revealled they took the envelope to her and obtained a written confession from her and the doc who gave her those drugs to save me. When I got that report back from FOIA, it revealled that the VHA police searched that building and found 23 diffferent prescriptions, including Controlled Substance Act drugs inside that clinic.

I callled the VHA cop whom I talked to in the interview, and asked why I hadn’t heard of any prosecutions. He told me that the Chief of Staff apparently was using the report for wallpaper. That VHA cop quit the force immediately after. I went to the State Police with the report, and when the Chief of Staff found out, he went balistic. He ordered that instead of police check ins, that I now be followed at all times by an armed guard. He called me at home and said if I so much as opened my mouth he would have federal police escort me off the premisis.

Both the Regional Suicide Prevention Coordinator and my own psychiatrist entered into my record that I had never threatened anyone, and in fact, 5 letters to my congressman over this incident and the best the VHA could do was say, “…due to continued behaviours while on campus, this flag was placed solely based on behaviours while on campus. In fact, the Chief of Staffs letters ALL cite the Restraining Order that was served on a VHA employee, or use of the secure messaging system to attempt to remove the PRF.

A local reporteer, 30+ years reporting, told me as her team followed this story that it is the most convoluted story of government corruption she has witnessed. The VHA’s problem now is this; I record all my phone conversations at home. The Chairman of the DBC made 4 calls to me over this, knowing full well I record. He acknowledged that there has never been an incident on campus where I threatened anyone. He ultimately told me that the Committee would remove the flag on the condition that I no longer make written complaints to VHA, and no longer record telephone conversations on my home phone. In Oregon it is perfectly legal to record your own phone.

The story is much much deeper, and got so involved, the newspaper has told me they are breaking it into two parts which will run concurrent Sunday editions.

If this story does not showcase incredibly blatant abuse of civil rights, then no story will. It is scheduled to print next month, and I am told the layout for both issues is nearly done. VHA refuses to comment to the reporter, but the massive documentation I have from recordings and from FOIA is absolutely bullet proof in showing criminal intent and action by the DBC. I will post when it prints if you like.

PS – I have left out the 5 (five) PRF letters sent me in 3 years trying to cover this up. One of them said this, “…the employees as CBOC suffer from PTSD owing to a prior incident with a rifle (some other guy!). Your comments trigger the staff’s PTSD and they feel that they cannot provide you with proper medical care owing towards their feelings.”

YES, THEY ACTUALLY SAID IN AN OFFICIAL LETTER TO ME THAT I PERSONALLY TRIGGER THE ENTIRE STAFF’S PTSD AND THEREFOR CANNOT ATTEND THAT CLINIC BECAUSE A SAFETY OF WORK ISSUE!!! This story is gonna blow people away.

combatvetsson
combatvetsson

I am UNABLE to Even get a Job as a Night Custodian at the VA because of the Reason I was Terminated from my job w/ Kroger co. as a Butcher of over 28 yrs!!!
PLEASE Read Petition to Help with a Combat VET’s $HITTY TREATMENT by THE HYPOCRITICAL KRoger co.
causes.com/posts/952750

James Johansen, USA (Ret)
James Johansen, USA (Ret)

So Mr. Krause I truly believe that you want to help Veterans with their issues. Based on the above story it appears to me that you don’t take the time to read all of the responses you get. I have sent you very lengthy emails regarding exactly what you are talking about here and have not heard a word. I have been suffering through the pain of dealing with the Dallas VA after they screwed up my shoulder surgery in 2009 after 7 surgical procedures all of which got progressively worse and my attempts to go through the channels I have gotten no where. I am not allowed to speak with a patient advocate, (mine was forced from her job for speaking to me) and receiving no response from the Executive Directors office.

Last week one person talked to me even though her job has been threatened for doing so, told me that when she looked at my records she found a note telling everyone at the Dallas VA not to provide me with any care as only the Executive office would approve it. You can bet your ass that I have become vocal and will continue to do so as I am not afraid of anyone or anything.

After I found this information I immediately contacted Secretary McDonald, Undersecretary Hickey and Jill Draime with my findings and disappointment. I of course receive no responses from any of them. I am losing the use of my arm because the prosthesis they used is failing and they don’t care. I have approximately three thousand pages of documents and note many of which prove beyond a doubt that the VA will do what they want and when they want when it comes to treatment of Veterans.

I would absolutely love to talk to anyone who has an interest in going after the VA thugs!,= So far, my local Government Representatives do nothing but kiss the VA’s Ass. Rep. Jeff Miller has done nothing when I contacted him and the list goes on. 6 years and sill going strong. As long as I have a computer or pen and paper you can believe I will keep up the fight.

Lori USN 2001-2005
Lori USN 2001-2005

Hello Sir
I am very sorry to hear about your situation I too am a service connected vet and i am trying to do something about the ill and corrupt care we all receive. I started a blog and am willing to lobby congress I need other vets suggestions and input if you would like to contact me [email protected] best regards.

Pierre D. Perkins
Pierre D. Perkins

i would like for you to contact me because im going up against the VA now.

A Renee Evins
A Renee Evins

Yes I’m interested. Anyone can contact me @ 817-438-8384 or [email protected]

Lee
Lee

They all eat out of the same trough.
Nobody wants to tell on anyone. Unless you are connected and can afford a lawyer it will be a long fight.
Keep in mind that VA is well connected with EEOC , layers and other local officials so going locally for help is a waste of time. Example
VA police chief is friends with EEOC director. VA director is friends with local congressman and is special guest at job fairs put on by that congressman. Get the picture.

VAFRUSTRATION
VAFRUSTRATION

If you know any vets that are going to use the VA Choice Care Program then they might want to read this personal account of how the system really works or DOESN’T. http://www.vafrustation.com/

Kerri Anne D
Kerri Anne D

You know my story Ben. I REALLY in my heart of hearts think this is why they did what they did to me. They punished me by pulling my teeth like they did. So sad I’m STILL suffering from depression due to that. :/

Alexander Acuna
Alexander Acuna

Ben I am also a Vet 100% but not P & T, I feel the VA is doing me wrong by not giving me PT when I have injuries that justify PT. I also Had a TBI have neck and back problems that required surgery and severe PTSD. I have also been red flagged but just recently taken out of that but I would like to know what I can do to fight for P& T. Please help me in any way I would really appreciate it!!!

djmc1962
djmc1962

How did you know you were red flagged? How did you get off that?

James
James

Any veteran who states something about another employee or your not feeling well and change your tone of voice when speaking, you will be placed on the Disruptive list. Sometimes you don’t have to do anything at all. If an employee don’t like your nationality, color of skin, you seem to chipper, you look at them and they don’t like the impression on your face and you look angry, they can and will use any excuse they like and that’s all they need to place you on the Disruptive Committee list and the employees don’t have to provide the committee with any proof period! When you go to the VA, the VA employees don’t want you to say anything negative about anyone who works there, they want you to just shut up and do whatever they say and do not question them about anything and if you do, your out of line and therefore you are considered disruptive and they will punish you and if you disagree with them about being disruptive, they will say, See I told you he was disruptive! IN OTHER words you don’t have to do a dang thing wrong, if they don’t like you for any reason, your a cooked goose.

djmc1962
djmc1962

Good to know. We had our suspicions. Did you check out our blog yet? http://www.vafrustation.com

Adrain Hurst
Adrain Hurst

I came face to face with the “Disgruntled Veteran list” when my Dad went tnrough the Houston VA ER. He was Tier 1, service connected injury and disabled, meaning top priority. The Physicians Assistant told my Dad he was not entitled to healthcare and would not be treated. I worked for docs that staffed that VA and went arou d the VA. S8meone from the VA called my Dad and told him he could return to his home and that rep changed his information in their system. Thing is, he was remanded to my care in lieu of a nursing home. Ojce he drove home, he wrecked 4 cars and the VA placed him on Xanax. He had been taken off benzodiazapines in the 90’s due to failed liver issues. He was on 24/7 oxygen and required assistance through the day and night. No care was ever provided and I was charged witn paying attendants. The VA did not follow up on him and filled oxygen precriptions with obviously bad oximetry reports. 8 months later he died from a toxic combination of Xanax and hydromorphone. My Dad died from the “delay, den5, u gil they die” plan orchstrated by the VA, as decided by the OMBUDSMAN on 7 counts.

James
James

Did the VA tell you fancy
family anything after he passed, did you complain to anyone. VA, congressman etc? . You should tell the media! Someone! Let us know what happens, they should be arrested and placed in jail for life! .

Reuben Castro Acosta
Reuben Castro Acosta

VA ONE BIG BIG FEDERAL RICO CRIME RACKET FROM AFGE UNION CONRACT HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redturtle984
redturtle984

I saw the Document online sent from the United Federation Of Government Employees to the VA in direct response to the 2013 OIG report that concluded the Disruptive Behaviour Committees were out of control.

The UFGE union made formal demand for mid term negotiations based on the fact, they said, that the OIG report had recomended changes (to comply with the law) and that those changes “may affect the safety of the work environment…”

In other words, those Disruptive Behaviour Committees are a bargaining chip in labor negotiations, and the OIG report recomending compliance with the law triggered mandatory labor negotiations! They are AFL-CIO affiliated, and get this; the Union has a legal right to examine your medical record. Look it up. It’s in the law.

We aren’t fighting the beuarocracy with these unjust proceedings, we are fighting the labor Union who demands that they dictate terms of the behaviour of those DBC committees. It’s obscene.

James
James

Where can I find the law you are speaking about, showing the unions have the right to get into my official medical records? . Were did you get this information from, its a crime if there is such a law! Post it on this site, for everyone to see.

redturtle984
redturtle984

This is a cut and paste from the Master Agreement of 2011 which I believe is still the one in use. If you read this carefully, any incident that affects the “safety” of an employee must be made known to the union. But look at the agreement that the Union will develop plans for veterans jointly with the VHA. Since the VHA is a made up of union members, the union will be negotiating with itself on how they want DBC’s set up and so forth.

Kangaroo Court – the union sets up the rules, the jury is all union members, the people making allegations are union members, and it is in the union members best interest to see fewer patients irregardless of what reason. The allegations are judged beforehand by union members, and the committees really just decide what arbitrary action they will take, rather than judge their own for truthfullness

Think about it; is the loyalty to the rights of the individual veteran, or are the loyaties with a brotherhood of workers?

Here is the cut and paste from the master agreement in place. This is what I was refering to:

Section 26 – Workplace Violence
The parties agree that violence should be eliminated from all workplaces within the Department . Each facility will develop a policy and a plan jointly with the local union on the prevention of violence . Annual training shall be offered to all employees .
Section 27 – Safety and Health Records
A . The Department agrees to compile and maintain records required by the Act and the Department safety and health programs . The Department agrees to ensure access by employees, former employees, and Union representatives to records/logs of facility occupational injuries and illnesses (including copies of accident reports) and to the annual summary of these in accordance with 29 CFR 1960, consistent with FOIA and Privacy Act requirements .
B . The Department and the Union will identify employees who occupy positions that carry potential risks to their health . The parties will establish and maintain procedures for the medical surveillance of such employees .

P. B.
P. B.

You can thank all this negative treatment on that filthy Islamic terrorist dictator in Washington. He hates the veterans and he refuses to spend the money on us anymore. This all happen after he was shoved in office illegally that is.

redturtle984
redturtle984

If you are angry, then do something about it. Speak up. Ask questions. Demand answers. Demand them again. Then demand them again.

In our Republic we hold one Truth about the nature of what a Republic grants each citizen to be the Truth that binds us; we each have the intrinsic right to speak out, and demand answers.

Your First Amendment rights extend far beyond protecting what you posted above as free speech. The real power of the First Amendment, is the power to petition the government and demand answers. That right was placed First among our Bill of Rights, and if it’s just reporting a pothole in your street, or demanding answers from The President Of The United States, then it is your right, and if you take that right as sacred, it is your duty.

Don’t ask an elected official to do your duty for you. You write the Civil Rights complaints. You circulate the petition. You assemble a group of like minded citizens. Speak up. Speak out. Don’t just do it. Do it now.

not_worth_it
not_worth_it

This happens everyday in Martinsburg VAMC … specifically they have hired a “pain clinic” doctor that was fired from a practice in Maryland and is very confrontational and basically unsatisfactory in her work. Anytime a complaint is made, the veteran is then listed and cannot receive care. This is ongoing as we speak.

Doc Silveira FMF
Doc Silveira FMF

Hire a VA savy lawyer, no cost unless you win. Then haunt them. It took me ten years, but I tell you it was worth it. Bitching and sharing helps the stress, does little good until you fight fire with fire. Got specific complaints, see the patient advocate. They have authority you won’t believe.

T
T

Doesn’t do any good when part of the huge problem in Indiana is the Patient Advocates. They too play musical chairs in that department or team and they all play the same game here. New people or trainees continually. I was neglected/ignored, played phone and email tag with them for over a year/s until finally a angry primary care team advocate called and from the start was pissed off about me putting his team down and blaming all the years long issues on me, and that “nobody was going to put down, accuse or disrespect his team mates.” Interrogate us like murderers and keep changing the subject and then go on the attack is total BS. About as much BS as telling us in the VA new pain clinic NOT to use civilian care like we were previously given cards to use and do.. even if we got into a wreck and had broken bones. Beyond pathetic and fantastical. Or to drive to the pain clinic at the VA two hours away. Right! But then we aren’t allowed to tape audios of this ignorance and noone wants to take the time to swap names and contact info to fight this crap so we, well I, don’t have to do it alone, or be the one to ask why this insanity and attacks on vets continue. More so on some than others it seems.

Lawyers, the medical boards to state’s attorney to the phony state’s pages about VA care and how to resolve issues ate totally a front and meaningless. So now I have little good to say about the entire system of things and the deep seated corruption and self-service, passing the buck, being totally ignored by the whole sheebang.

I personally have wasted enough money on other local issues that changed nothing but created more enemies and showing me in some states or areas it is totally a waste of time to seek some change or at least get media or someone to investigate things. My area and the people in it to the vet groups or those seen on TV simply don’t care. Or afraid of Indiana and been told by a few attorneys they would not come here for any reason due to the corruption. Hell, I had one attorney lose a many year federal court brief and all my evidence and original copies and not one thing was done to him by the Bar or courts. So years ago I found out what Indiana is all about.

It’s just really sad to see so many vets and people afraid to get involved in anything. “Afraid to rock the boat.” And when the VA and their lying workers can start deleting emails, MDs not writing in the files they tell us, other incriminating info, or advocates being nasty towards old dumb vets that are not supposed to stand up, question incompetence, or abuse, disrespect. Then to look around and people just shrug their shoulders and turn away because of the special interest groups, being labeled by a VA activist or union worker, or the notorious flagging.

This country is lost and the VA is a great example why and how deep the corruption and incompetence runs. Of course while all the workers claim perfection and excellence and all that is needed is more pay, free training and more tax dollars to throw away at the corruption and those high paid professionals, or gods.

Charles W. Allman III
Charles W. Allman III

My name is Charles W. Allman III, CEO, Georgia Veterans Group, Inc., call me at this number to see whose doing what for Veterans. I will answer those questions u ask, and what to do about it. 716-812-7707…u won’t be disappointed!

Michael Valenta
Michael Valenta

The Patient Advocate at the Cheyenne VAMC was involved in a conspiracy to kill me so why would I talk to her.

DennyC
DennyC

Patient Advocates at the Portland, OR VA are all jokes who always support the medical establishment. Always.

Michael Valenta
Michael Valenta

I have been severely harmed!

VA victim
VA victim

The VA has screwed with me for 20 years, denied every single claim and ongoing claim for 20 years. I have PTSD, have been homeless for all but 5 years since my expulsion from the military after a suicide attempt. I have been mistreated by all along the way except for my current PCP who will not mistreat me or lie about me. Another doctor was told by a VA chief to murder me, he tried to stop my heart in a procedure. I had a heat stroke at work right afterward, have not worked in three years. I’m broke, literally bankrupt but no money to hire an attorney. I’m homeless, starting to think about suicide again after 2 years of not being affected by it.

My insane nephew’s wife is a criminal investigator with the VAOIG. She has been accessing my files illegally.

I wrote an email to the VAOIG in D.C. about every bit of corruption the VA has done against me since 1996 and instead of investigating, they turned the email over to the VA I was going to at that time in (deleted). It was after that they tried to stop my heart, and falsified a miraculous test that showed my military-damaged hearing had returned to normal, therefore failing to provide a me a new set of hearing aids after mine were lost when my truck was stolen.

The email to the VAOIG in D.C. caused a furor that caused me to see the head of psychiatry and be put on weird meds- except… my only diagnosis with the VA is depression.

A homosexual doctor made advances toward me, I complained. I was told that I would have to day that it didn’t happen before I could continue receiving any care. They weren’t able to enforce that.

So, the director made statements that a friend’s friend who worked in the director’s office sought me and told me directly, that the director was out to get me.

I worked a CWT session for five months and was fired after being lied about. Unbelievable ridiculous harassment. I’m lucky to be alive.

Juno fow
Juno fow

Bro- my advice is to contact your local TV stations who have investigators that would get answers you are looking for. Good Luck.